Definition of Eristic

1. Noun. A person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy.




2. Adjective. Given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments.
Exact synonyms: Eristical
Similar to: Argumentative

3. Noun. The art of logical disputation (especially if specious).
Generic synonyms: Art, Artistry, Prowess

Definition of Eristic

1. a. Controversial.

Definition of Eristic

1. Adjective. Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord. ¹

2. Noun. One who makes specious arguments; one who is is disputatious. ¹

3. Noun. A type of dialogue or argument where the participants do not have any reasonable goal. The aim is to argue for the sake of conflict, and often to see who can yell the loudest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eristic

1. an expert in debate [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eristic

erinite
erinites
erinys
eriochalcite
eriodictyon
eriodyctiol
eriogonum
eriometer
eriometers
erionite
erionites
eriophyid
eriophyids
erisophake
eristalis
eristic (current term)
eristical
eristically
eristicophin
eristics
eritoran
eritrea
erization
erk
erke
erl-king
erl-kings
erlang
erlangs
erlenmeyer flask

Literary usage of Eristic

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1. The Meno of Plato by Plato, E. Seymer Thompson (1901)
"eristic thus presents certain points of likeness to the Socratic ... As to the differences in method, the main points are that in eristic verbal consistency ..."

2. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates by Eduard Zeller (1881)
"eristic disputation, therefore, was directly involved in the Sophistic teaching ; Zeno having prepared the way, we find in Gorgias a demonstration which is ..."

3. The Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1874)
"relative meaning of a word against its absolute signification, to play off the accidental against the essential, formed a main part of the ' eristic' art. ..."

4. The Significance of the Mathematical Element in the Philosophy of Plato by Irving Elgar Miller (1904)
"This he called eristic. The nature of dialectic needs to be studied in ... eristic starts from premises, but differs radically from dialectic in spirit. ..."

5. Aristotle by George Grote (1872)
"In the eristic or sophistic debate the puzzle of the respondent is, in what language to enunciate his propositions so as to keep clear of the subtle ..."

6. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... П. Ovary {Institute of eristic». 11. &«I compressed; Style bifid, ciliate, bulbous at base. ... eristic."

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